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American Sports News for 8 Apr 2015

In the gym with Floyd:Go inside the Mayweather Boxing Club as Floyd Mayweather hits the gym to prepare for the fight of the century?his May 2 showdown against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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Jacob deGrom's game plan:WASHINGTON -- Jacob deGrom will get the Mets' home opener on Monday, but for this week is playing second fiddle. With the pomp and celebration of Opening Day complete --...
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McIlroy's front-row seat toAUGUSTA, Ga. -- It already has been a magical Masters week for Bradley Neil, the 19-year-old British Amateur champion. He played a practice round with Rory McIlroy on Monday and...
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Defense attorney: AaronFALL RIVER, Mass. -- Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his...
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The Milwaukee Bucks have been planning a full-scale rebranding centered on a new arena since the franchise sold to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry nearly a year ago. Details on that revamping, though,... appear to go well beyond anyone's wildest imaginations. Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that the team is currently planning a $1 billion project, with half going to the arena itself and the other $500 million to development of the surrounding Park East corridor. Walker provided details on the development plans: The development would include a 700,000-square-foot, 17,000-seat arena; a 60,000-square-foot public plaza, anticipated as a sort of live entertainment space on what is largely a city-owned parking ramp at the corner of N. 4th St. and W. Highland Ave.; and arena parking...
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s://.youtube.com/watch?v=x1z71nG0HOc By Chris Williams: Roy Jones Jr. thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a better chance of scoring a knockout over his opponent Manny Pacquiao than Pacquiao has of
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The National Network to End Domestic Violence addressed an open letter to NASCAR this week critical of the sport's stance on Kurt Busch after he was accused of domestic assault on an ex-girlfriend....
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Can St. Louis afford to lose the Rams?

Sports Illustrated - 8 Apr 2015 19:48
Can St. Louis afford to loseAs someone who grew up in St. Louis and loves the place like hell, should I be worried about the economic impact of the Rams jumping ship?
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The Importance of STUDENT-athletes

The Huffington Post - 8 Apr 2015 17:08
The Importance ofI am teaming up with my Notre Dame colleague and avid basketball fan, Gena Robinson. This was an exciting weekend for basketball, capping off a March of hoops madness. Here at the University of Notre... Dame, where I teach and work with Gena in the Play Like a Champion Today sports education program, the Notre Dame women's basketball team played in its fifth consecutive NCAA Final Four. They fell to UConn in the championship. The Notre Dame men's team's dream of a first national championship ended when then-undefeated Kentucky rallied in the final minute to win in the final seconds. Kentucky fell in its next game to a determined Wisconsin team, setting up a showdown with Duke. Throughout the NCAA tournament, we've seen ads on the NCAA's overarching commitment to student-athletes on the myriad...
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The Kris Bryant conspiracyOh, those crafty Cubbies. With the possibility of rain and cold weather in the forecast, the Cubs quickly moved to postpone Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with an early afternoon... announcement....
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The Russian Tennis Federation has confirmed that Maria Sharapova will play for her country against Germany in the Fed Cup semifinals this month. …
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley enters the 2015 NFL draft as an intriguing prospect, with tremendous athleticism and an impressive arm. Who does Hundley compare to at the next level? How will his game... translate to the NFL? Watch as Bleacher Report NFL Draft Analyst Matt Miller discusses Hundley's NFL future in the video above.
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Rory McIlroy picked One Direction's Niall Horan to caddie for him at Wednesday's Masters par-3 tournament.Kevin Streelman's choice of caddie is much cooler. Ethan Couch, an 11-year-old boy from... Alberta who has an benign yet inoperable brain tumor, will be on Streelman's bag Wednesday.
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Angels' Wilson allows 2 hitsAngels' Wilson allows 2 hits over 8 innings, shuts out Mariners
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N.B.A. Roundup: In DismantlingDeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 16 points as Atlanta earned its 58th win of the season. Mike Muscala, starting for the injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points.
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Atlanta got to Miami's Mat Latos for seven runs in the first, and he was pulled after just two-thirds of an inning.
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Dodgers home game delayed byTuesday's Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres game at Chavez Ravine was delayed by rain, the first rain delay at Dodger Stadium since 2008.
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Has the silly season left you slack-jawed and slaphappy? Has the inexhaustible amount of mockery and prognostication forced you to give up wading through every Detroit Lions mock draft due to carpal... tunnel syndrome? I get it. The NFL draft has grown to such an extent that only kitten photos and memes featuring Kermit the Frog get more hits these days.  That's why the assignment editors have sent me meandering through the web tasked with collecting all of the relevant mock drafts I could find and the reasoning for the Lions' pick in each. So save time and your wrists by clicking through to the next slide.
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Adrian Peterson Will Never Be More Tradeable

Sports Grid - 8 Apr 2015 05:43
The Minnesota Vikings claim they don’t want to trade Adrian Peterson. But from now until the 2015 NFL Draft, he is more valuable than he’ll ever be. He may be fresh off his child injury case, but... with the news that he won’t be suspended for any of the 2015 season (and holding x* constant), he’s a […]
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Giants sign Kevin Correia to minor-league deal

Sports Illustrated - 8 Apr 2015 05:30
Giants sign Kevin Correia toThe San Francisco Giants Tuesday signed Kevin Correia to a minor league deal, according to a CBS Sports report.
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Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a triumphant return to the ATP Tour by outlasting qualifier Guilherme Clezar 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7) Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. …...
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Rangers capture firstRangers lock up Presidents' Trophy with win over Devils
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Spurs' AT&T Center to beThe Spurs will make a $100 million dollar renovation to the AT&T Center this summer and fall, including upgraded seating and two new bars.
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Defending champ Petkovic advances at Family Circle

Sports Illustrated - 8 Apr 2015 03:37
Defending champ PetkovicCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Defending champion Andrea Petkovic opened play at the Family Circle Cup with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Chanelle Scheepers...
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